Ministry Newsletter - Parks Family in Slovakia
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May - New Things are Blooming!

It's been a couple of months since we've sent an update... and we've had a lot going on!  It's said that pictures can tell 1,000 words, so we'll share what's been going on through pictures (with a few words of explanation).  

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Our Bible studies continue with young Roma in Rankovce, including a girls' group (above: Easter Egg Hunt)...

...and a boys' group.  We meet with these groups two Saturdays each month.

We're also still loving our English classes with kids at the Roma School in Kosice.  Thanks to the gift of a generous partner, we were also able to purchase some clothes and supplies for the kids.

In mid-April we traveled to Durres, Albania, where we learned about some new models for doing mission work among the Roma.

After the conference, we spent a couple of days with our colleagues Jeff and Alicia Lee.  We were able to see first-hand how God is using them in their home field of Macedonia.  It was a joy to share the time with them!

We also continue to find joy and nurture from serving with our brothers and sisters at Devleskero Kher church in Kosice, where Tanya sometimes leads children's activities and Jon occasionally preaches.

At the end of April we welcomed a team from Franklin Baptist in Franklin, Va. They came to lead MK activities at our CBF team meetings in Poland - but they also spent a couple of days here in Kosice, learning about the Roma and helping in English classes.

Last week we were excited to receive a pair of journalists from the U.S. who are preparing promotional materials for our national offering. They did interviews, took pictures and videos, and generally explored how education is helping the Roma people.

Summer in the U.S.

Our summer trip to the U.S. is rapidly approaching!  Here is our schedule as it stands now.  We'll send a more detailed list next time, but if we'll be in your area and we haven't yet made plans with you, please contact us - we hope to see you! 
  • July 17 August 4 â€“ Kentucky
  • August 5-21 â€“ Alabama, Georgia
  • August 22 â€“ Sept. 20 - Virginia
  • September 21-30 - Kentucky

Prayer and Thanksgiving

Here are some ways you can rejoice and pray with us in the weeks ahead:

  • Rejoice with us for so much safe travel the last few weeks, and fruitful times of learning and service!
  • Pray for us as we continue to seek God's wisdom for our future ministry here in Slovakia.
  • Rejoice with us for two teams who served with us in the last month!
  • Pray for our upcoming travel to the U.S. - for safety, smooth schedules, and a fruitful time. 
  • Rejoice with us for so many partners - like you - who encourage and support us in so many ways - we thank God for you each day!
Contact in Slovakia:
Za dolným mlynom 57
040 16 Košice
Phone: +421 911 834 787
Skype: jonandtanyaparks
U.S. Mailing Address:           
4214 Garden Ridge Road
Crestwood, KY 40014
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